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Tension as conmen float illegal refinery in AIbom
Sat, 10 Nov 2018

Tension, fear, and anger loom in Inen Ekeffe community in Oruk Anam council area of Akwa Ibom State as strange persons suspected to be fraudsters have invaded their land with survey instruments to measure the proposed area of their land for a refinery project.

The Daily Times investigation revealed that the community land located at the shores of Imo river in an Island close to the river estuary known in their local name as ‘obot ufford’ was cleared by some people on the pretext to build a private refinery in the area. It was further learned that the strange visitors mobilised unemployed youths of the area and paid them wages of N2000 and N4000 daily as they were engaged to clear the land and assisted the team of surveyors for detailed plan preparatory for payment of compensation to the landowners.

Worried by the speed of work at the site, the elders of the community represented by Barrister Okon Akpanbrown and Mr. Anyanime Isaac Umoren, approached the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Moses Ekpo, to confirm the authenticity of the investors in their community. Umoren told our correspondent that on their arrival at the Deputy Governor’s office, the investment profile of the company was reviewed and there was no record of the refinery project.

He said Mr. Ekpo called the state chairman of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Dr. Gabriel Ukpe, to check if there was any foreign firm billed to build a refinery in the state but there was none. But The Daily Times investigations revealed that the company was known as Marsh Ken Global Investment Ltd located at 148 Oron, Uyo with their chairman, Obong Edidem Bassey, claimed to be in partnership with European Union on the refinery project. He told The Daily Times that he had made attempt at Ikot Abasi, Mkpat Enin axis of Akwa Ibom State for the same project but the youths of the area revolted and chased them away before someone directed them to the present community of their operations.

However, the elders said the inability of the company to provide approval documents from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and other relevant government agencies heightened their suspicion, thereby casting apprehension in the community. Meanwhile, the elders said the Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo, had warned them not to sign any document that may cede their land to any group of persons until the authenticity of the firm is confirmed.

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Despite visits to Aso Rock, Amosun, Okorocha candidates missing on INEC list
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
KashamuPDP faction recognised in Ogun Despite several visits to President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock to register their displeasure over outcome of Governorship primaries ofThe post Despite visits to Aso Rock, Amosun, Okorocha candidates missing on INEC list appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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2019: PDP alerts on FGs plan to foist security siege on Bayelsa
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Says deployment of 8 Police Commissioners within 3 months is plot to destabilise state The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alerted the national of anThe post 2019: PDP alerts on FGs plan to foist security siege on Bayelsa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Imo 2019: APC guber candidates missing in INEC list
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
The ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) Imo State may end up in filling no governorship candidate in the 2019 general election as the partysThe post Imo 2019: APC guber candidates missing in INEC list appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy impeached over alleged gross misconduct
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun has been impeached. The Speaker was also impeached alongside his deputy, Rt. Hon.The post Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy impeached over alleged gross misconduct appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Auto accidents: FRSC boss orders conduct of eye test for motorists
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
In the quests to curtail rampancy of carnage on Nigerian roads by preventing road users from driving with defective eyesight, the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC)The post Auto accidents: FRSC boss orders conduct of eye test for motorists appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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N242bn virement: We acted in alignment with the executive on funding for 2019 polls- Senate
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
In an apparent defence of its action to defy President Muhammadu Buharis directive to source the N242.4 billion 2019 elections fund from legislators constituency allowances,The post N242bn virement: We acted in alignment with executive on funding for 2019 polls- Senate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Stakeholders laud Pinnacle Communications contributions to digital broadcast in Nigeria
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Pinnacle Communications Ltd has given a superlative account of itself as regards transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in Nigeria. The company, which commenced businessThe post Stakeholders laud Pinnacle Communications contributions to digital broadcast in Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Buhari departs for Paris to participate in peace forum
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed Abuja for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum which opens on SundayThe post Buhari departs for Paris to participate in peace forum appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Presidency bemoans attack on TraderMoni empowerment scheme
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Say it is an attack on hardworking petty traders The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President,The post Presidency bemoans attack on TraderMoni empowerment scheme appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Magistrate orders arrest of whistle-blower over absence in court
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
A Magistrates Court in Wuse, Abuja has ordered the arrest of an Abuja-based whistleblower, Jeff Ove, following his failure to appear in court for trialThe post Magistrate orders arrest of whistle-blower over absence in court appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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There is a purpose for our creation We need to find it and start living according to it Abiola Salami
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Abiola Champ Salami is an internationally published author and motivational speaker, who within less than a decade of mentorship and inspirational speeches has impacted onThe post There is a purpose for our creation We need to find it and start living according to it Abiola Salami appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Alex Iwobi hails Unai Emery for Arsenals impressive form
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Nigeria winger, Alex Iwobi, has heaped plaudits on Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, for the Gunners impressive form this season. Emerys men started the season inThe post Alex Iwobi hails Unai Emery for Arsenals impressive form appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Nigeria national teams arrive Lom for FIBA 33 Africa Cup
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
The Nigerian men and womens national teams arrived in Lom, Togo on Thursday for the 2018 FIBA 33 Africa Cup. The mens team captained byThe post Nigeria national teams arrive Lom for FIBA 33 Africa Cup appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Ighalo injury big challenge for Super Eagles Official
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Super Eagles face a big challenge to fill the void caused by the absence of injured striker Odion Ighalo, team spokesman Toyin Ibitoye has admitted.The post Ighalo injury big challenge for Super Eagles Official appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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CAF reinstate Equatorial Guinea for AWCON
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has reinstated Equatorial Guinea to the upcoming Womens Africa Cup of Nations after an appeal. Two-time winners Equatorial GuineaThe post CAF reinstate Equatorial Guinea for AWCON appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Junior Lokosa delighted to receive N3.8 million Eunisell Boot award as NPFL top scorer
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Super Eagles striker Junior Lokosa is delighted to have received the maiden Eunisell Boot Award and a sum of N3.8m for emerging top scorer inThe post Junior Lokosa delighted to receive N3.8 million Eunisell Boot award as NPFL top scorer appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Teleology Holdings completes acquisition of 9mobile, takes over
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Following the sales approval of 9mobile- the third largest mobile network operator in Nigeria to Teleology Holdings Limited by both the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)The post Teleology Holdings completes acquisition of 9mobile, takes over appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Wema Bank encourages students on healthy savings culture
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
In a bid to foster a healthier and sustainable savings culture in kids, Wema Bank has encouraged Nigeria students to build healthy savings habits atThe post Wema Bank encourages students on healthy savings culture appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Edo govt. flays over theft of airport facilities, orders investigation
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
assures Benin Airportll commence 24/7 operations soon The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condemned the theft of part of the Instrument Landing SystemThe post Edo govt. flays over theft of airport facilities, orders investigation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Stakeholders unveil strategies to deepen Nigerias debt market
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Critical steps required to deepen Nigerias debt market was the focus of discourse in Lagos as the Annual Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Nigeria Conference wasThe post Stakeholders unveil strategies to deepen Nigerias debt market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Expert shares CMO predictions for 2019
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
From political and social unrest sparking controversial ad campaigns to the complexities of GDPR, 2018 has been a wild ride for Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs).The post Expert shares CMO predictions for 2019 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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